JWP’s presence on the hip hop scene of Warsaw dates back to its early beginnings. The group (originally associated with graffiti only) was established in 1996 in the Bielany district of Warsaw. Initially JWP consisted of, among others: Nizor, Josk, Eros and Glok; a few years later the composition was enlarged after Goal and Meat joined the crew.
Their official debut was spurred by Waco and his „Świeży materiał” (Prosto 2001). It was exactly this album that featured a „Beztrosko” track, the track where the name JWP (Jaśnie Wielmożni Panowie) appeared for the first time, and embraced such artists as: Waco, Doni, Kosi and Rzemysz, the last two with proven track record in hip hop. „Rzemieślnik” together with Wzorowy set up NBK (Nie Byle Kto), Kosi joined them soon afterwards. NBK is famous for their pieces on legendary compilations: „Enigma prezentuje: 0-22-Underground vol. 1” (illegal album released in 1998 by Tytus – Asfalt Records’ founder), „Produkcja hip hop” DJ 600V (RRX 1998 – a.k.a. bright/dark side, or first compilation by Ośka from OMP (Asfalt Records 1999). Kosi appeared on a debut album by WWO – „Masz i pomyśl” (BMG 2000) – in a classic piece „W.D.C.S.D.K.” (Wszystko dobre, co się dobrze kończy), where a phrase “tag & spray JWP” appears for the first time. A well-recognized outro from this album, „Dobro i zło”, was produced by JWP’s exclusive producer in spe, Kuba O.
Whereas „Beztrosko” was an appealing piece which just attracted attention, it was „Graffiti” that turned out to be a smashing hit (promoting „Świeży materiał” with compelling street video), featuring Kosi and Kear plus Rybson (Deluks). This music tribute paid to spray culture proved to be not only one of the biggest bangers of 2011 but also triggered broad cooperation between JWP and Deluks. A year later - after Doni and Kosi’s collaboration on the „Wielkie hity” album by Intoksynatorzy (Zooteka 2002) – it was only natural that Bastek, Tobi and Mercedresu would join this elite inner circle. Such were the beginnings of a super-group PCP (Północ Centrum Południe), whose album published by Vabank Records was hailed as one of the best rap albums in 2004 (the album was considered “a debut of the year”, a prestigous award granted by the „Ślizg” magazine). The album was largely produced by Kuba O. and Waco, with participation of supreme Polish DJs: Krime and Cent, and included such bangers as: „Uciułany giecik”, „Grooby melanż”, „Obywatel MC” or „Globtrotter”. In 2004 JWP (that is Foster and Eros) appeared on Praktik’s album (known from Dizkret/Praktik duo) „Dobra częstotliwość” in a track entitled „Czy ty też..?”.
A year later JWP performed as one of many leading rap artists on a famous “RBK Hip Hop Tour 2005”, visiting the biggest cities in Poland. The tour was promoted with a single „U Ciebie w mieście 2”, featuring Foster and Eros, plus Vienio, Pelson, Pezet, O.S.T.R. and Lil Dap from NY-based Group Home. At the same time Eros, Łysol (Ochota) and Siwers (Targówek) set up a BC (Bez Cenzury) group, starting to work on their joint album. The album entitled, not without reason - “Klasyk” (Embargo Nagrania) has immediately become a classic of the Polish rap, mainly due to perfect and diverse sounds (made largely by Siwers), and crude, blunt, witty lyrics which ideally reflect what “street wise” and “street credit” really mean. „Klasyk” has earned its reputation also due to an epic 11-minute posse-cut„Reprezentuję siebie”, featuring Eros, Łysol and Siwers, plus Wwarstwa, THS Klika, Reposta, Tomiko, Juras, Wigor, Sokół, Kosi, Foster, Bondar, Jacenty, Lui, Hemp Gru, Ko1, Fu, Pyskaty and Jogi.
In 2007 JWP (Ero, Doni, Foster and Kosi) released their debut album “Numer jeden wróg publiczny” (Embargo Nagrania) The album included the material from years 2004-2007 and was supervised by Korzeń in the Studio Schron recording studio. Guest appearances were made by: Łysol, Setka (female vocalist), PCP, Siwers, Luigione, Junior Stress; plus new artists such as: Bzyker and Signor, and lots of Polish DJs: Deszczu Strugi, DJ Cent, DJ Dobry Chłopak (DJ B), DJ DFC, DJ Technik and DJ Szeler (Steez83). The album was produced by: Kuba O., Szczur, Siwers, Święty, Dezmond and Korzeń. The record has gained broad recognition thanks to very catchy and energetic singles: „Bądź mistrzem”, „Chcę być tam” or „Pogódź się”. The album was ranked by the Polish weekly „Przekrój” as one of the top 5 greatest Polish rap albums of all time.
JWP’s recent activities constitute one of the most interesting chapters in the history of the Polish rap. Cracking street singles: „Tworzymy historię”, „Panorama”, „Blam”, „Szesnastki” or „Jesteśmy wszędzie” - released on two vinyls (Hiphopheadz.pl - 2012, 2013), and professional video clips recorded while travelling across Europe, Asia, North and South America speak for themselves. In the meantime, the crew expanded their compsition to become JWP/BC, with particular members collaborating with great deal of other rap artists: Sokół, Mes, Pono, Vienio, Pih, Onar, Miuosh, Pyskaty, HIFI Banda or Termanology, Reks and Freeway from USA, just to name a few. Out of all the members of the crew, Siwers is considered to be the most prolific artist - he recorded joint albums with Tomiko („Ogień”, Aptaun 2010), with Parzel („Coś się kończy, coś się zaczyna”, Prosto 2012), and finally his solo debut album „Bez ceregieli” (Aptaun 2013).
When it comes to their collective significant contributions, all the JWP members performed on the compilation entitled „Grube Jointy 2” from 2011 („Bez…”) or as hosts on the third part of the „Prosto Mixtape” compilation album, prepared by DJ Kebs (Prosto 2012). A track entitled “Zanim zaczniesz”, recorded as an exclusive piece for this particular series, is one of the most recognizable single of this project. For a few years now, JWP has consisted of Eros, Kosi, Łysol, Siwers, Szczur (producer) and DJ Falcon1 – playing concerts extensively. Among dozens of events in Poland and abroad, there are a few worth mentioning - Hip Hop Kemp in 2013, and yearly buzzing birthday party held in Warsaw, always with plenty of fans and fellow-artists.
Before releasing their latest album entitled “Sequel”, JWP/BC prepared two unique mix tapes: the first was released in 2013 „No. 1 w Polsce” featuring a few premiere tracks, including a „Nieważne gdzie” single, many never-before-published recordings, and even more refined blends. The album was produced and mixed by Steez83. A year later (December 2014) JWP/BC together with DJ Tuniziano released the other mix tape entitled„Jot-Wu-Pe Clan”, where classic verses from Eros, Kosi, Łysol and Siwers were combined with the music coming from the icon of American rap - Wu Tang Clan. The album was promoted by a single entitled "Dawaj milion" feat. Warszafski Deszcz (Tede and Numer Raz).
Their latest album “Sequel” was released on 16 October 2015. The album was promoted by two singles: energetic bragga track - „Wild Style” feat. late Sean Price from Heltah Skeltah / Boot Camp Clik, and crude NY-style “Iceman” - with a street video which is the first official clip to promote the album.